1. Henry’s short stories have long set the standard for humour and wisdom – just like in this week’s Laugh feature – The Duplicity of the Hargraves! Here are our favourite O. Henry quotes with a big dose of wit! 


  1. Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.

  2. The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.

  3. Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence

  4. “It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do.”

  5. “We can’t buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer.”

  6. “When one loves one’s Art no service seems too hard.”

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One Comment

  1. Neelkanth Mehta / June 5, 2021 at 7:38 am /Reply

    Gujarati translations and later the originals that I read. Some of his writings have had an impact on me during my formative years. I do read these now.

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